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Yelena Naimushina

Full name: Yelena Arkadyevna Naimushina
Original name: Елена Аркадьевна Наимушина
Gender: Female
Height: 4-9 (145 cm)
Weight: 88 lbs (40 kg)
Born: November 19, 1964 in Askiz, Respublika Khakasiya, Russia
Died: March 14, 2017 in Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk Kray, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Yelena Naimushina, from Krasnoyarsk, was on the Soviet national team from 1979-80, winning a team all-around gold at the 1980 Olympics and a team all-around silver at the 1979 World Championships. Individually her best international placement was 13th in individual all-around at the 1979 Worlds. Naimushina also won gold in balance beam and silver in floor exercise at the 1980 World Cup. Domestically Naimushina won the Soviet balance beam title in 1980, floor silver in 1980 and floor bronze in 1979. She also won all-around silver at the 1979 Soviet Cup and all-around bronze at the 1980 Soviet Cup.

Naimushina ended her career in 1982 after a serious back injury. Educated as a physical education teacher, Naimushina married a Latvian cyclist Andris Zelčs-Ločmelis, who was the world junior track champion in 1980, and they moved to Latvia, raising their three children. The couple divorced in 2001 and Naimushina moved back to Russia in 2002, settling in Tula, where she worked as a children’s coach. In 2015 Naimushina moved back to Krasnoyarsk, where she unexpectedly died in 2017, aged only 52.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 12 QR
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 5T QR
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 22 QR
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Soviet Union URS 17T QR
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Soviet Union URS 9 QR

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 12 QR
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 12 78.40 39.25 39.15
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Floor Exercise 5T 19.80 9.85 9.95
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Horse Vault 22 19.45 9.85 9.60
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Uneven Bars 17T 19.50 9.75 9.75
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Balance Beam 9 19.65 9.80 9.85

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 5T QR

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 22 QR

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 17T QR

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 9 QR
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